News Stories

An exasperated Welaka Town Councilman Jamie Watts was the last to speak before the nearly hourlong Welaka town council meeting adjourned.

Putnam County commissioners gave the green light to begin constructing a new ferry barge, but not before one commissioner expressed concern with the county’s plan for its existing equipment.

Putnam County received more than $1 million in federal and state reimbursement from cleanup costs accrued after Hurricane Matthew.

Sports

It was a front-loaded event – district duals wrestling in only the second week of the season – and the excitement turned out to be front-loaded Wednesday at Palatka High School.

HAWTHORNE – Interlachen High School’s boys basketball team has made strides this season.

Obituaries

Earl G. Straughan, 77, of Palatka, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at his residence following a brief illness.

Harry E. Lewis Jr., 74, of Hollister, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville following an extended illness.

Karen Charlene Alexander, 70, of Bostwick, passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Putnam Community Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident.